Set in Los Angeles, the plot revolves around Emily Tyler (Ashley Olsen), who enjoys surfing, and her twin sister Tess (Mary-Kate Olsen), a member of a high diving team, who try various stratagems to get their widowed dad Max, a talented artist and sculptor, a girlfriend. After all their attempts end in failure, Tess and Emily â?? with a little help from their friend, Cody â?? decide to paint an advertisement on a giant billboard situated high above Sunset Boulevard. A lady named Brooke Anders answers the ad, and she and Max come to like each other and start dating. At first, Tess and Emily don't like Brooke's son Ryan, but when he helps foil an elaborate scheme by Max's business manager Nigel to break up the romantic relationship between Max and Brooke (Nigel thinks Max's work will suffer as a result), the girls eventually accept him.